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Mac OS System Error Codes: to -261 



Article ID: 9805 
Created: 2/25/92 
Modified: 3/28/02 



TOPIC 

The following list provides an explanation of system errors to -261. 



DISCUSSION 



Notes 



1. Items listed in [brackets] are old result code meanings. 

2. ???? This information was not available. 



I/O System Errors 



-17 


controlErr 


Driver can't respond to Control call 


-18 


statusErr 


Driver can't respond to Status call 


-19 


readErr 


Driver can't respond to Read call 


-20 


writErr 


Driver can't respond to Write call 


-21 


badllnitErr 


Driver ref num doesn't match unit table 


-22 


unitEmptyErr 


Driver ref num specifies NIL handle in unit table 


-23 


openErr 


Requested read/write permission doesn't match 
driver's open permission, or Attempt to open RAM 
serial Driver failed 


-24 


closErr 


Close failed; Permission to close .MPP driver was 
denied 


-25 


dRemovErr 


tried to remove an open driver 


-26 


dlnstErr 


Drvrlnstall couldn't find driver in resources 


-27 


abortErr 


10 call aborted by KilllO; Publisher has written a new 
edition *0R* 


-27 


ilOAbortErr 


10 abort error (Printing Manager) 


-28 


notOpenErr 


Couldn't rd/wr/ctl/sts cause driver not opened 


-29 


unitTblFullErr 


Unit table has no more entries 



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-30 |dceExtErr 


dee extension error 


File System Errors 


-33 


dirFulErr 


Directory full 


-34 


dskFulErr 


Disk full 


-35 


nsvErr 


No such volume; volume not found 


-36 


ioErr 


I/O error (bummers) 


-37 


bdNamErr 


Bad file name; there may be no bad names in the final 
system! 


-38 


fnOpnErr 


File not open 


-39 


eofErr 


End of file; no additional data in the format 


-40 


posErr 


Tried to position to before start of file (r/w) 


-41 


mFulErr 


Memory full (open) or file won't fit (load) 


-42 


tmfoErr 


too many files open 


-43 


fnfErr 


File not found; Folder not found; Edition container not 
found; Target not found 


-44 


wPrErr 


Diskette is write protected; Volume is locked through 
hardware 


-45 


fLckdErr 


File is locked 


-45 


fLckedErr 


Publisher writing to an edition 


-46 


vLckdErr 


Volume is locked through software 


-47 


fBsyErr 


File is busy (delete); Section doing I/O 


-48 


dupFNErr 


Duplicate filename (rename); File found instead of 
folder 


-49 


opWrErr 


File already open with with write permission 


-50 


paramErr 


Error in user parameter list 


-51 


rfNumErr 


Reference number invalid 


-52 


gfpErr 


Get file position error 


-53 


volOffLinErr 


Volume is off line 


-54 


permErr 


Software lock on file; Not a subscriber [permissions 
error on file open] 


-55 


volOnLinErr 


drive volume already on-line at MountVol 


-56 


nsDrvErr 


no such drive (tried to mount a bad drive num) 


-57 


noMacDskErr 


not a mac diskette (sig bytes are wrong) 


-58 


extFSErr 


External file system - file system identifier is nonzero 


-59 


fsRnErr 


file system internal error: during rename the old entry 
was deleted but could not be restored* 


-60 


badMDBErr 


bad master directory block 


-61 


wrPermErr 


Write permissions error; Not a publisher 



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Font Manager Errors 



-64 


fontDecError 


error during font declaration 


-65 


fontNotDeclared 


font not declared 


-66 


fontSubErr 


font substitution occured 



Disk, Serial Ports, Clock Specific Errors 



-64 


lastDskErr 




-64 


noDriveErr 


drive not installed 


-65 


offLinErr 


r/w requested for an off-line drive 


-66 


noNybErr 


couldn't find 5 nybbles in 200 tries 


-67 


noAdrMkErr 


couldn't find valid addr mark 


-68 


dataVerErr 


read verify compare failed 


-69 


badCksmErr 


addr mark checksum didn't check 


-70 


badBtSlpErr 


bad addr mark bit slip nibbles 


-71 


noDtaMkErr 


couldn't find a data mark header 


-72 


badDCksum 


bad data mark checksum 


-73 


badDBtSIp 


bad data mark bit slip nibbles 


-74 


wrUnderrun 


write underrun occurred 


-75 


cantStepErr 


step handshake failed 


-76 


tkOBadErr 


track detect doesn't change 


-77 


initlWMErr 


unable to initialize IWM 


-78 


twoSideErr 


tried to read 2nd side on a 1 -sided drive 


-79 


spdAdjErr 


unable to correctly adjust disk speed 


-80 


seekErr 


track number wrong on address mark 


-81 


sectNFErr 


sector number never found on a track 


-82 


fmtl Err 


can't find sector after track format 


-83 


fmt2Err 


can't get enough sync 


-84 


verErr 


track failed to verify 


-84 


firstDskErr 




-85 


clkRdErr 


unable to read same clock value twice 


-86 


clkWrErr 


time written did not verify 


-87 


prWrErr 


parameter ram written didn't read-verify 


-88 


prlnitErr 


InitUtil found the parameter ram uninitialized 


-89 


rcvrErr 


SCC receiver error (framing, parity, OR) 


-90 


breakRecd 


Break received (SCC) 



AppleTalk Errors 



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-91 


ddpSktErr 


Error opening socket *OR* 


-91 


eMultiErr 


Invalid address or table is full 


-92 


ddpLenErr 


Data length too big *OR* 


-92 


eLenErr 


Packet too large or first entry of the write-data 
structure did not contain the full 1 4-byte header 


-93 


noBridgeErr 


No router available [for non-local send] 


-94 


lapProtErr 


error in attaching/detaching protocol *OR* 


-94 


LAPProtErr 


Protocol handler is already attached, node's protocol 
table is full, protocol not attached, or protocol handler 
pointer was not 


-95 


excessCollsns 


Hardware error [excessive collisions on write] 


-97 


portlnUse 


driver Open error code (port is in use) 


-98 


portNotCf 


driver Open error code (parameter RAM not configured 
for this connection) 


-99 


memROZErr 


hard error in ROZ 


-99 


memROZError 


hard error in ROZ 


-99 


memROZWarn 


soft error in ROZ 



Scrap Manager Errors 



-100 


noScrapErr 


No scrap exists error 


-102 


noTypeErr 


Format not available [no object of that type in scrap] 



Storage Allocator Errors 



-108 


memFullErr 


Ran out of memory [not enough room in heap zone] 


-109 


nilHandleErr 


GetHandleSize fails on baseText or substitutionText; 
NIL master pointer [handle was NIL in HandleZone or 
other] 


-1 10 


memAdrErr 


Address was odd, or out of range 


-1 1 1 


memWZErr 


Attempted to operate on a free block; GetHandleSize 
fails on baseText or substitutionText [WhichZone failed 
(applied to free block)] 


-1 12 


memPurErr 


Trying to purge a locked or non-purgeable block 


-1 13 


memAZErr 


Address in zone check failed 


-1 14 


memPCErr 


Pointer Check failed 


-1 15 


memBCErr 


Block Check failed 


-1 16 


memSCErr 


Size Check failed 


-1 17 


memLockedErr 


Trying to move a locked block (MoveHHi) 



HFS Errors 



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-120 


dirNFErr 


Directory not found 


-121 


tmwdoErr 


No free WDCB available 


-122 


badMovErr 


Move into offspring error 


-123 


wrgVolTypErr 


Not an HFS volume [wrong volume type error or 
(obsolete) operation not supported for MFS] 


-124 


volGoneErr 


Server volume has been disconnected. 


-125 


updPixMemErr 


Insufficient memory to update a pixmap 


-127 


fsDSIntErr 


Internal file system error 



Menu Manager Errors 



-126 


dsMBarNFnd 


System error code for MBDF not found 


-127 


dsHMenuFindErr 


Could not find HMenu's parent in MenuKey 


-128 


userCanceledErr 


User canceled an operation 



HFS FilelD Errors 



-130 


fidNotFound 


no file thread exists 


-131 


fidNotAFile 


directory specified 


-132 


fidExists 


file id already exists 



Color Quickdraw and Color Manager Errors 



-147 


regionTooBigError 


Region too big or complex 


-148 


pixMapTooBigErr 


Pixel map record is deeper than 1 bit per pixel 
[passed pixelmap is too large] 


-149 


notEnoughStack 


Not enough stack space for the necessary buffers 
*OR* 


-149 


mfStackErr 


Insufficient stack 


-150 


cMatchErr 


Color2lndex failed to find an index 


-151 


cTempMemErr 


Failed to allocate memory for temporary structures 


-152 


cNoMemErr 


Failed to allocate memory for structure 


-153 


cRangeErr 


Range error on colorTable request 


-154 


cProtectErr 


ColorTable entry protection violation 


-155 


cDevErr 


Invalid type of graphics device 


-156 


cResErr 


Invalid resolution for MakelTable 


-157 


cDepthErr 


Invalid pixel depth 


-158 


cParmErr 


Invalid parameter 



Resource Manager Errors (other than I/O) 



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-185 


badExtResource Extended resource has a bad format. 


-186 


CantDecompress 


Resource bent ("the bends") can't decompress a 
compressed resource 


-188 


resourcelnMemory 


Resource already in memory 


-189 


writingPastEnd 


Writing past end of file 


-190 


inputOutOfBounds 


Offset or count out of bounds 


-192 


resNotFound 


Resource not found 


-193 


resFNotFound 


Resource file not found 


-194 


addResFailed 


AddResource failed 


-195 


addRefFailed 


AddReference failed 


-196 


rmvResFailed 


RmveResource failed 


-197 


rmvRefFailed 


RmveReference failed 


-198 


resAttrErr 


Attribute inconsistent with operation 


-199 


mapReadErr 


Map inconsistent with operation 



Sound Manager Errors 



-200 


noHardware 


Required sound hardware not available [no 
hardware support for the specified synthesizer] 


-201 


notEnoughHardware 


Insufficient hardware available [no more 
channels for the specified synthesizer] 


-203 


queueFull 


No room in the queue 


-204 


resProblem 


Problem loading the resource 


-205 


badChannel 


Channel is corrupt or unusable [invalid channel 
queue length] 


-206 


badFormat 


Resource is corrupt or unusable [handle to 'snd ' 
resource was invalid] 


-207 


notEnoughBufferSpace 


Insufficient memory available 


-208 


badFileFormat 


File is corrupt or unusable, or not AIFF or 
AIFF-C 


-209 


channel 


Channel is busy 


-210 


buffersTooSmall 


Buffer is too small 


-21 1 


channelNotBusy 


Channel not currently used 


-212 


noMoreRealTime 


Not enough CPU time available 


-213 


badParam 


A parameter is incorrect 


-220 


siNoSoundlnHardware 


No sound input hardware available 


-221 


siBadSoundlnDevice 


Invalid sound input device 


-222 


siNoBufferSpecified 


No buffer specified 


-223 


silnvalidCompression 


Invalid compression type 


-224 


siHardDiskTooSlow 


Hard drive too slow to record 



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-225 


silnvalidSampleRate 


Invalid sample rate 


-226 


silnvalidSampleSize 


Invalid sample size 


-227 


siDeviceBusyErr 


Sound input device is busy 


-228 


siBadDeviceName 


Invalid device name 


-229 


siBadRefNum 


Invalid reference number 


-230 


silnputDeviceErr 


Input device hardware failure 


-231 


siUnknownlnfoType 


Unknown type of information 


-232 


siUnknownQuality 


Unknown quality 


MIDI Manager Errors 


-250 


midiNoClientErr 


no client with that ID found 


-251 


midiNoPortErr 


no port with that ID found 


-252 


midiTooManyPortsErr 


too many ports already installed in the system 


-253 


midiTooManyConsErr 


too many connections made 


-254 


midiVConnectErr 


pending virtual connection created 


-255 


midiVConnectMade 


pending virtual connection resolved 


-256 


midiVConnectRmvd 


pending virtual connection removed 


-257 


midiNoConErr 


no connection exists between specified ports 


-258 


midiWriteErr 


couldn't write to all connected ports 


-259 


midiNameLenErr 


name supplied is longer than 31 characters 


-260 


midiDuplDErr 


duplicate client ID 


-261 


midilnvalidCmdErr 


command not supported for port type 



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